Jill Saunders, PhD Candidate in Conservation, UCL Qatar
Jill Saunders gained an MA (Principles of Conservation) and an MSc (Conservation for Archaeology and Museums) from UCL Institute of Archaeology in 2010 and 2012 including a year’s internship with the Archaeological Conservation Department at the Museum of London. She has worked at the Çatalhöyük Research project in Turkey, contributed to the Gresham Ship Project through the sampling and analysis of waterlogged timbers, and carried out remedial work and condition surveying of Roman mosaics for The National Trust at Chedworth Roman villa.
Ms Saunders is currently doing PhD research at UCL Qatar concerning cleaning non-ferrous metals. The project considers public perceptions, professional decision-making, and material impacts of cleaning on copper, bronze, brass and silver. Other research interests include communicating conservation, public outreach, metals (especially copper alloys), conservation as cultural performance, and the application of conservation science to contemporary practice.